Two men, Shaibu Nasiru, 23 of Elewure Compound, Ita-Nma area, Ilorin and Badmus Abdullahi, 22 of Sooto street, Pakata, Ilorin have appeared before an Ilorin Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly obstructing an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official from performing his official duty.
Police arrested the accused sequel to a report on June 4,2018 at ‘G’ Division Police Station, Oloje, Ilorin by one Balogun Olusegun attached to INEC Voters Registration Centre, Ipata-Oloje area, Ilorin that the accused disrupted the ongoing voters registration processes.
According to the complainant, while the registration of voters were on going at the centre, some hoodlums came to the venue to disrupt the process.
The complainant stated that in the course of the disturbance some of the registrants were injured, while some INEC property and registration documents were damaged.
However, based on the strength of the report, police operatives from the ‘G’ Division, Oloje, Ilorin were drafted to the scene where the accused were allegedly arrested.
Police First Information Report (FIR) stated that investigation conducted at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Ilorin revealed that the accused have no business at the INEC registration centre at that time and that their conduct there led to the incidence that impeded and obstructed the ongoing voters registration.
The accused were arraigned on a one-count charge of obstructing a registration officer, which contradicted Section 117 (I) (F) of Electoral Act 2010.
The prosecutor, Nasir Yusuf, informed the court that investigation into the case was yet to be completed.
He objected bail of the accused and urged the court to remand them in prison custody pending the outcome of investigation.
Chief Magistrate A.M Ibrahim, however, granted bail to the accused each at the sum of N200,000 and two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned till June 27 further mention.
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